50301-001: Second Integrated Road Investment Program | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Second Integrated Road Investment Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50301-001 Status: Approved

The investment program will improve the accessibility of the road network in Sri Lanka's rural areas, and thereby increase the involvement of the rural population in nationwide economic and social development. It will upgrade and maintain about 3,400 kilometers (km) of rural access roads to an all-weather standard; rehabilitate and maintain to a good condition about 340 km of national roads in Eastern, Northern, Uva, and Western provinces; and improve the capacity of road agencies with respect to safeguards, road safety, maintenance, research capacity, and road design and construction.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nakai, Kanzo South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Second Integrated Road Investment Program
Project Number 50301-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0102-SRI: Second Integrated Road Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 815.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 85.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The investment program will improve the accessibility of the road network in Sri Lanka's rural areas, and thereby increase the involvement of the rural population in nationwide economic and social development. It will upgrade and maintain about 3,400 kilometers (km) of rural access roads to an all-weather standard; rehabilitate and maintain to a good condition about 340 km of national roads in Eastern, Northern, Uva, and Western provinces; and improve the capacity of road agencies with respect to safeguards, road safety, maintenance, research capacity, and road design and construction.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In spite of the rapid progress in poverty reduction, Sri Lanka still faces several challenges to fully eradicate poverty. Pro-poor economic growth will need to be driven not by the high rates of public expenditures but by market-oriented value addition and private-sector-led investment. In this context, access to market, business and knowledge opportunities and benefits especially along agricultural value chains will be a key to further poverty reduction and shared prosperity in rural areas.
Impact Connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Sri Lanka improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport efficiency on project roads increased.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road conditions between the selected rural communities and socioeconomic centers improved

capacity of road agencies enhanced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The scope of works of the MFF involves rehabilitation of existing rural and national roads. There will be no road widening and no roads falling inside protected areas that will be included in the project. Therefore, Tranche 1 and subsequent tranches under the MFF have been categorized as _B_ in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement.
Involuntary Resettlement All national and rural roads improvements will be undertaken within the existing rights-of-way. No involuntary resettlement impacts were identified during due diligence undertaken for tranche 1. However, for the national road component during implementation, involuntary resettlement impacts could be encountered, and the project has therefore been classified as category B.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people were identified during due diligence. An indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared to guide the screening and preparation of safeguard planning for future tranches.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design To strengthen inclusiveness and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable in project implementation, meaningful consultations and social surveys were conducted along all project roads through household surveys, group discussions, and a transect walk. Community participation was undertaken to increase awareness of the project, to determine people's needs and concerns, and to obtain suggestions for enhancing benefits and mitigating negative impacts. For the rural road component, continued consultations will take place throughout the design and implementation period, including using community participatory approaches to finalize road designs, especially with respect to improving road safety, minimizing environmental impact, and minimizing construction impact. A grievance redress mechanism will be set up in all project areas for complaints raised by community members related to design and implementation.
During Project Implementation TBD
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be recruited, as firms or individuals, to support the project implementation and capacity development in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of civil works and equipment will be carried out in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Higher Education and Highways
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Koswata,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Apr 2017
Fact Finding 22 May 2017 to 26 May 2017
MRM 03 Jul 2017
Approval 29 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

MFF Facility Concept 0102-SRI

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,084.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 900.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 184.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Northern Province Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Western Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Uva Province Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Western Province Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Eastern Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Northern Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Eastern Province Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2017
Second Integrated Road Investment Program: Uva Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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